Rodney King, whose videotaped 1991 beating by police and their subsequent acquittal sparked the Los Angeles riots the following year, was arrested Tuesday afternoon, suspected of driving under the influence in Moreno Valley.
Officers from the Moreno Valley Police Department pulled King, 46, over after observing him commit several traffic violations, according to a press release from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.
King was later arrested on suspicion of DUI of drugs or alcohol. He was booked at Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside.
In 2007, King, who lives in Rialto, reported being shot with a spray of shotgun pellets when someone tried to steal his bicycle while he was riding home. He was also convicted of DUI for a 2003 stop in Rialto where he was found driving under the influence of PCP.
In 2008, He appeared on VH1’s “Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew” alongside actor Jeff Conaway. Conaway died in May after battling pneumonia and sepsis related to his prescription drug use.